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the street. county vat channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is in san francisco with more on what you need to know if you plan to head into the city. tara. >> reporter: every member of the police force will be out in full force this weekend. they are actually going to be closing northbound lane here along the embarcadero. we are right in front of the official team store for oracle usa for the america's cup. the closure will allow emergency vehicles access into the hub of the activity. what a jam packed weekend it is expected to be. the america's cup will draw 40,000 people. city leaders hope all of the activities will be a hear individualer for what is to come next year. if you look up into the skies of san francisco you will see the beloved blue angels. they have been making practice rounds for the show on saturday
and sunday. here's a look at the other helps going on. the giants are taking on the reds in the national league playoffs saturday and sunday. the bluegrass festival will take place in golden gate park. and the 49ers will play the bills sunday. the heritage parade is happening in north beach on sunday also. we have two mega cruise ships docking here in the bay. that will bring about 7,000 people in the city. if you think you will be able to fine a parking spot in the city, you are mistaken. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. transportation agent sills are gearing up for this very busy weekend by saturdaying more services starting tonight. bart will have up to dozen event trains and longer hours. there will be three times as many ferries as usual in and out of the city. and muni is adding services and shuttles going straight to the giants game.
playoff fever certainly hitting bay area baseball fans hard with both teams playing in the playoffs games this weekend. fans very excited. coming up at 4:45 we will take a look at how local businesses are benefiting from both the a's and giants wins. new this morning two bart riders were robbed at gunpoint. that happened just about 11:30 last night at the coliseum bart station parking lot. they were getting into their cars when two suspected gunmen approached them. they reportedly took their cell phones and ran with the help of police dogs though bart police tracked the suspects to a nearby warehouse area. at least one of the suspects may have been bitten by the dog and taken to the hospital. the robbery victims were not hurt. 4:32 is the time right now. a woman is in custody after leading sheriffs deputies on a wild chase throughout the east bay.
she ran several red lights on east 14th street from san leandro to oakland last night. when she got to the end of the street she turned around and went back the other way. she was stopped at 61st avenue. the chase lasted for nearly a halve hour. ktvu has confirmed that police have investigated a complaint regarding this marijuana garden. they did not take any action because it is all legal. now we spoke to a man that has been growing the spot as part of is a medical marijuana elective. >> i dispense it to the clubs. >> i think there is more to the story than meets the eye. the growers say they try to keep the operation under wraps.
intense search is under way in the lake tahoe area for an inmate that escaped hours before due in prison. a judge granted anthony da tell low a three hour release to take care of personal business before he was transferred from jail to prison. he was asked to be driven to a hospital that is where authorities say he took off. an american man opened fire at a hotel in israel killing a hotel chef following a reported dispute. police killed the gunman that had been working at the hotel as part of a work study program that brings jews to israel. so far he is identified as a 23- year-old man from new york. it happened in the red sea resort city which was full of quests on holiday. in election news this morning, president obama and mitt romney continue to target
swing states today as the latest unemployment figures are set to be released in about an hour. president obama will visit virginia, then ohio. democrats are regrouping following wednesday's disappointing debate. president obama accused republican challenger of mitt romney of being dishonest. mitt romney will also be campaigning in virginia today. he's holding a coal country rally just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. meantime romney is clarifying his controversial 47% comments. now he says he was completely wrong when he said half of americans are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added.
they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. the film that di pickets the osama bin laden man hunt is set to debut in two days. the new film is distributed by the weinstein company. harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama campaign. they say the timing is not to be believed political. skyrocketing gas places may not come down any time soon. the fire at the chevron refinery at richmond and power refinery lowered supply caused the average price for regular in the state to jump 36-cents in a week.
the highest prices are in the los angeles area where some stations are charging as much as $5.69 war gallon. drivers are paying as much as $4.60 in san francisco. $4.54 in san jose. 4:36 is the time. sal, i know when i see the ending number to fill up my car. you know when it's up. >> i know when it's up. it's gone occupy $0.30 in the last two days. i'm walking. >> i'm riding my beach cruiser. >> there you go. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute. traffic is moving along pretty well. i know you can't walk many times so let's take a look at the roads. 80 westbound that looks pretty good. if you drive early if you want to save on gas, don't do any idling in slow traffic. right now is a good time to be on the road. westbound 80 looks good. also the morning commute looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza.
you've been hearing us say all week really how it's going to be quite a weekend in san francisco so if you are taking your car into the city, a word to the wise it will be tough, it's going to be crowded all weekend long. we will be saying that again just so you know. there goes cal train. just for steve. northbound 280 traffic looks good getting up to highway 17. here is steve. >> not going near the city, sal. a lot of high clouds over us and low clouds. had the big cool down yesterday. it will continue for some. well inland today. and also -- the main event of many. it will be partly cloudy, mostly cloudy and breezy. there will be low clouds. we also have a little bit of fog starting yesterday. that really brought temperatures down. it's a cooler temperatures.
temperatures dropping cool, mild, nice for others. there might be a little bit of peak there as we chew things up. temperatures in the 50s or near 60 degrees. there is still a westerly component. our little low is moving toward us. maw give us a -- may give us a few light showers sunday into monday. highs on saturdays 60s and 70s from san francisco all the way to sacramento. breezy, cool also chilly morning. 50s and 60s and 70s now. even antioch and clearlake are into the 80s. breezy and cool into saturday. mostly cloudy on sunday into monday. could be a few light showers south. pam. >> thank you, steve. 4:39 is the time. contra costa county health officials are expected to release more information today about a man that died from rabies. officials say it appears the
man contracted rabies after coming into contact with a bat in late march. now he developed symptoms in june while he was working overseas in dew buy and died -- dubai and died this past weekend. patients in 23 states are now being warned that injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with fungal menu this. men -- menu this. 4:40 is the time. another incident of students being pepper sprayed. this time at a high school. the fight that led up to it and the treatment dozens of students had to receive. and it was one year ago today that apple cofounder steve jobs died.
popular middle schoolteacher. after posting bond committed suicide monday morning. they claim investigators acted hastily and ruined his reputation. 4:44. our state's financial mess have students leaving california to attend college out of state. budget cuts have led to tuition increases. uc and csu students pay higher tuitions and fees. it's frustrating for those that would like to stay here for college. >> you're in california, tuition is going up every year, every month. it's getting expensive. >> colleges in oregon, washington, arizona, and ohio are aggressively recruiting california students. at ohio state some out of state students can reportedly get
$12,000 toward the $25,000 yearly tuition. nearly four dozen high schoolers were prepper sprayed during a fight on campus. two girls started fighting then four more jumped in. dozens of students surrounded them to watch. but school police officers shot pepper spray to break up the brawl. paramedics ended up treating 47 coughing anywising students. cupertino will fly at citi field to mark the first anniversary of steve job's death. that is where he laid out his plan for apples new circular headquarters building on the city's website mayor mark says that flying the city flag half staff is a small reminder of the impact that jobs had on the community.
san francisco has a new catholic archbishop this morning. more than 2,000 worshipers filed into the building. some consider him a controversial figure because of his support for california's same sex marriage ban. despite that parishioners believe he will reach out to liberals. >> stop teaching hate. stop teaching hate. >> outside the church about a dozen gay right activists protested his installation. 4:47 is the time right now. under the threat of a federal takeover, oakland police say they are working to curve the violent. the city averages one homicide every three days but in an operation with the atf the department has taken 570 firearms off the street this
year. police will also work with churches on crime prevention and community outreach. yesterday critics filed a motion for a takeover claiming the department has failed to implement reforms mandated after a police corruption scandal. oakland mayor gene yawn issued a statement on the filing. it reads in part the vast majority of our officers are doing amazing. brave work under tough circumstances. i a proud of the progress they have made. depressing time for san jose sharks fans. the national hockey league has angled the first two weeks of the regular season due to the players lockout. the sharks will miss at least five games including three home games at hp pavilion. the owners and players red main split over revenue sharing and no new talks are scheduled. on the good side of separates playoff fever hitting the bay area. it's paying off big for local businesses. hotels are already booked up in san francisco. part has to do with the playoff
game between the reds and giants. some are paying up $500 a night for rooms. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering. slapping hands. everyone has a's gear on. it's just an overall team atmosphere. >> some businesses expect to see a 25% increase in business. the giants play tomorrow night at 6:30. the a's play at 3:00. 4:49 is the time. let's check in with sal for a look at traffic. >> that means i have a block of time already 3:00 until oh 10:00. >> you're busy. >> baseball game. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. traffic is moving along pretty much, pretty well if you are driving. a lot of people are getting on the road early.
perhaps trying to avoid idling in traffic and avoiding that gas guzzle. no major problems on the way into the city. remember just because ewe are going into the city now and relatively uncrowded today the next day and the next day will be tough days. we'll talk about that soon. the morning commute on northbound 270 getting up to -- 280 getting up to highway 17 looking pretty good. z we have a lot of high clouds. leading edge of that low pressure system that is finally cinching toward us. as it does it's giving us a westerly breeze and me a bad voice. fleet week forecast is the same as america's cup and giants and whatever festival whatever you are going to. it will be on the cool side for the city and much of the bay. upper 50s and low 60s partly sunny and partly cloudy. cool and breezy. anything over 62 would be a surprise. the fog picked up yesterday.
inland areas dropped. we'll continue that theme today. far areas all the way out to the valley. temperature will come back into the 70s for some that were about 102 the other day. ten degree spread here still a westerly component. i don't think that is going anywhere. the key is this low right here. this low is what is being drawn toward us. and spinning in high and mid level clouds. maybe some little garden variety showers. wouldn't probably be until late sunday into monday. 60s and 70s. partly sunny high clouds. cool in the morning. breeze s to windy at times. nice for some and chilly for others. if you're in that fog or in that pretty good breeze, it can be rather chilly. it does look like mostly cloudy skies. monday and tuesday clear and breezy.
that is the ten-year-old san jose girl who has been reunited with her puppy who was stolen from their home two days ago. a family found nico in a parking lot. they saw the puppy was a stray and took it home. but after seeing the news report they found out it was stolen. a bay area teenager says he is being denied being an eagle scout because who he is. he thought he had reached the highest goal in scouting. his final eagle scout project was building what he called a tolerance wall. filled with antibullying messages at an east bay middle school. he chose that for his project because he had been bullied. >> he had reflected drippily on exthat experience and wanted to
include our current students in making up positive messages here. >> his scout master refused to sign up on the project because he is openingly gay. so far 100,000 people have signed. time now 4:54. the space shuttle endeavour drew clouds when it landed last month. southern californians plan to line the 15 miles of streets endeavour will travel to its final home starting next friday. now city leaders are trying to discourage that saying most sidewalks will be closed because of safety reasons. people will still be allowed to watch within private homes and businesses. we are getting closer to our 5:00 hour. let's check in with sal. >> good morning, to you. good friday morning. let's take a look at some of the pictures we have for you and the traffic is looking
pretty good on westbound 24 between walnut creek and oakland. it is a nice drive. there are no major problems on interstate 680 nearby. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza. it has been a nice drive coming into san francisco with no major problems. if you are driving on 80 westbound coming through, this commute from vallejo to richmond looks very nice. 4:55 let's go to steve. >> happy friday sal. we have mostly cloudy skies. not only low clouds in place, you can't see those but they are there and high clouds moving over areas of low pressure. low and high clouds breezy. and cool down yesterday continues for inland areas today. coast, bay, and many inland areas dropped yesterday. we'll continue that theme today. i think temperatures by the coast around the bay settling in hour to 60s. 49 santa rosa. antioch at 55. westerly component that is not going anywhere any time soon.
the higher clouds show the weak little low. it might give us a few showers. probably not late into sunday or more likely on monday. partly sunny and cloudy. breezy, cool morning as well. there is a little bite to the morning air. 60s and 70nd now for everybody. breezy cool pattern takes us into saturday. cloudy to mostly cloudy. partly sunny. clearing breezy and a little warmer tuesday, pam. coming up next in our 5:00 hour new information about alleged six yule abuse -- sexual abuse by a teacher in san jose. reminder it will if a very busy weekend in san francisco. the staggering number of visitors expected in the city by the bay.